Cupcakes are perfect. They’re round little morsels of joy that are way better than a full-blown cake. This is mostly because having an extra serving, or seven, of cupcakes is far more socially acceptable than with actual pieces of cake. I also find that cupcakes are way more fun to be creative an experimental with. It’s for that reason that the recipes we’ll be looking at today go beyond the realms of normality. There are a million ‘chocolate,’ ‘red velvet,’ and even my beloved ‘salted caramel’ recipes out there. So let’s take a look at some tasty treats that are a little more unique, as well as delicious.
Cupcakes That Look Or Taste Like Other Delicious Things
1. Cherry Pie Cupcakes
“She’s my cherry pie.” These not only sound amazing, but the secret behind the presentation is particularly awesome.
2. Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Cupcakes
This classic childhood favorite has never been more delicious, or clever.
3. Snow Cone Cupcakes
Just because the weather might be cold doesn’t mean that you can’t have a snow cone. This ice-free adaptation means that you can enjoy this treat all year round.
4. Cupcake Hamburgers and Cookie Fries
The best sweet followup to a hamburger and fries is, well, hamburger and fries! This recipe is not only incredibly clever, but also far easier than how it looks! It’s the perfect addition to any child (or adult!) party.
5. Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes
Why have a peanut butter cup when you can have one on top of its own cupcake counterpart.
Alcohol Soaked Cupcakes
Because I can’t be the only one who likes to eat her booze.
1. Margarita Cupcakes
Nothing is better than a refreshing and zesty margarita. Oh yeah, except for when it’s made into a cupcake!
2. Eggnog Red Velvet Cupcakes
Celebrate the festive season, and winter in general, with these tasty treats. For those of you who like it a bit stronger, add extra nog!
3. Limoncello Cupcakes
Any kind of lemon cake is a winner in my book. They’re a refreshing treat that leaves a pleasing after taste on your palate. The only way to improve them is to add my favorite liqueur, limoncello. Bonus points if you make it yourself.
4. Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes
Not only are these cupcakes amazing because they contain Guinness, Whiskey, AND Baileys; they’re also the perfect addition to any St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Or any celebration, really.
5. Mudslide Cupcakes
The perfect dessert cocktail can now be enjoyed in cupcake form!
Miscellaneous Amazing Cupcakes
1. Andes Mint Cupcakes
Mint chocolate may not be ground breaking, but the combination of the presentation, mint butter-cream frosting, and Andes mint made this a winner for me.
2. Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes
You may only be able to get pumpkin spice lattes during the Fall, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy them all year round in the form of cupcakes.
3. Tiramisu Cupcakes
Because who doesn’t like combining two desserts into one? Plus, you can never go wrong combining coffee and chocolate.
4. Boston Cream Cupcakes
Once again, who doesn’t like combining two desserts into one?
5. Pancake Cupcakes With Maple Bacon Frosting
These cupcakes are the reason why people say, “save the best for last.” These are so amazing that I was left speechless when I first saw them. For anyone that knows me, they can attest to the fact that this is an amazing feat. Seriously, you can now have the delicious taste of breakfast all day long!
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